Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers are the legends of South Africa cricket. The two have won several matches for the national team in international cricket. They have played for different franchises but have hailed each other.
The duo has had some banters on social media. They recently had another one, with the topic being why fast bowlers bowl no-balls despite practicing in the nets.
Steyn took to Twitter to answer an analyst who had asked the question. He said that technicalities and conditions impact a seamer’s run-up.
“I’ll bite…Slopes, high tables (wanderes especially) uphills, downhills, wind, your body (strong so you’re too fast or stiff and can’t make it so one over strides) Point is, you can practice all you want but sometimes mistakes, due to these reasons, can happen. That’s it.”
AB de Villiers joined the conversation and wrote that he had never bowled a no-ball in his career.
“I’ve never overstepped in my life🤷♂️😂”
Steyn questioned his former teammate’s bowling action.
“Haha! This is true, but that action and run-up of yours was a little questionable 😉😂”